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March 24, 2013

Some buzz about the Panasonic Lumix GH3

Panasonic Lumix GH3 user group on Vimeo

In the Digital Arts program at UMD we have invested in the Panasonic Lumix GH2 camera as a good tool for artists who want to shoot both still and video at high quality. We will be getting some of the newer GH3 cameras too. Here are some links to photographer's discussing the mirrorless hybrid camera:


Small Camera Big Picture is the resource for everything on mirrorless-hybrid photography and the modern photographer's lifestyle. Learn how big things come in small packages at SmallCameraBigPicture.com. Giulio also contributes to the hybrid photo, video and audio site DiscoverMirrorless.com.


March 11, 2013

elliptical editing... in a film by Agnes Varda

Bordwell and Thompson's textbook, Film Art: An Introduction explores key concepts in cinema--mise-en-scène, lighting, cinematography, sound, and editing--through examples. Their examples are short and to the point, here is one showing elliptical editing in Agnes Varda's Vagabond ...

More about filmmaker Agnes Varda


Bordwell's blog
Bordwell's website

March 6, 2013

Early color film test

1922 Kodachrome Test Footage


March 2, 2013

Moviestorm software for our labs!

Moviestorm is a software application that lets anyone make 3d animated movies on their computer. Great News...We are going to be able to acquire this software for use in the Digital Arts area and the Multimedia Hub. The Moviestorm software will be a cool addition for students interested in interactive storytelling, game design, filmmaking, and machinima!

View Movies made with Moviestorm:

More info here: